July Festivals in Atlanta mean Pancakes and Killer Tomatoes

Body painting, tomatoes and health care are among the highlights of Atlanta's July festivals.
  • Atlanta's best chefs and mixologists bring it at the Killer Tomato Festival.
    Atlanta's best chefs and mixologists bring it at the Killer Tomato Festival.
  • Yum. It's time for the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival.
    Yum. It's time for the Atlanta Ice Cream Festival.
  • Atlanta's Ice Cream Festival features ice cream,  food, music and more.
    Atlanta's Ice Cream Festival features ice cream, food, music and more.

July's diverse festival lineup includes film shorts, free pancakes, tomatoes and a field day for adults. 

  • Atlanta Shortsfest, July 7 and 8
    Atlanta Shortsfest at Synchronicity Theatre spotlights cinematic shorts that are fewer than 45 minutes in length that are made by a diverse mix of filmmakers from around the world.

  • Atlanta Field Day 2017, July 15
    It's a field day just like we all experienced in elementary school, but it's for adults. Historic Fourth Ward Park.

  • Health and Wellness Reggae Musik Festival 2017, July 15
    Head to the Wren's Nest for arts & crafts activities, healthcare presenters, poets, dancers, live reggae music and much more. 

  • Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival, July 16
    Famed chef Ford Fry hosts the 9th annual Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival where festival-goers enjoy tomato-based treats from dozens of chefs, mixologists and organic farmers. Park Tavern.

  • The Pancakes & Booze Art Show, July 21 and 22
    It's all happening at Georgia Freight Depot: body painting, live music, emerging artists and, what else, free pancakes. 

  • Atlanta Ice Cream Festival, July 22
    Who doesn’t love ice cream? You won’t find anyone who doesn’t at the 7th annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival in Piedmont Park. In addition to ice cream -- lots of it -- you’ll find a variety of health and wellness engagement activities, fitness routines, live music and food vendors.

  • Atlanta Health Care and Music Festival, July 28 and 29
    The festival at the Aloft Hotel is a two-day health care, music, workshop extravaganza designed to “elevate your spirit while educating your mind, body and soul.” In addition to fantastic health tips, there will music, workshops, cooking demonstrations and seminars. This year’s themes will focus on HIV and mental illness.

  • Atlanta African Dance and Drum Festival, July 28 - 30
    Presented by the African Djeli Culture Institute, this festival at Covenant House Auditorium features a diverse range of music and movement workshops, an African-inspired crafts market, food vendors, kid’s camp and concert. Instructors include those from West Africa, Cuba, North Africa and more.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications.

 

 

 

 

 

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